Walt Disney World announces Extra, Extra Magic Hours with early morning access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Galaxys Edge opening

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Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World are a fantastic way to ride your favorite attractions before the general public can enter the theme parks. And now, Walt Disney World will be offering Extra, Extra Magic Hours that include early morning access to some of the most popular attractions, including those at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. 

That’s right. For a limited time this fall, Walt Disney World will be offering an extra dose of magic hours in the park for those staying on property at Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels around Walt Disney World. Typically, Walt Disney World theme parks offer varying Extra Magic Hours per day, so one or two of the four theme parks will offer early morning or late night entrance to guests staying on property. With the new fall schedule, guests will have even more time to ride their favorite attractions before the theme parks officially open. How awesome is that?

Star Wars: Galaxy Edge
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Here’s what you can expect from this new offering at Walt Disney World:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Daily from Sept. 1-Nov. 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity.
    (Please note that on Aug. 29-31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6 a.m. for all guests. There will not be Extra, Extra Magic Hours on those days.)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park (same as the current morning Extra Magic Hour offerings).
  • Magic Kingdom Park —Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (same as the current morning Extra Magic Hour offerings).

These new hours will not apply to Epcot. Instead, Epcot will adhere to the normal varying schedule for Extra Magic Hours and will only have Extra Magic Hours on select days throughout the week. Disney also wants to remind guests that the Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit at the Walt Disney World Resort requires a valid theme park admission and hotel ID. Guests without the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option must spend the day at the same park where they’d like to enjoy the new benefit.

Pandora – The World of Avatar
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Remember that these special hours are only available for a limited time this fall. This is a fantastic new bonus to those planning a Walt Disney World vacation in honor of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29. We’re so excited for that new land to open, but we also hope these extra hours will help distribute crowds more evenly to each of the theme parks.

Are you planning to visit Walt Disney World this fall to take advantage of Extra, Extra Magic Hours? Share your thoughts with us!

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